Learning about water-safety and knowing how to keep yourself safe in and around water is a life-skill and, as such, is recognised and measured in the same ways as other key subjects at Brockwell Junior School. Brockwell is proud to have a swimming teacher with Olympic background delivering swimming lessons as routine. 
Swimming lessons take place in year 4 then continue in year 6 at Queen’s Park Sport Centre.  If your child is not meeting the national curriculum requirements in their year six year,  he / she will be encouraged to participate in bespoke sessions tailored to the individual during the summer term. All children access open-water-safety workshops and water-safety learning each summer term, prior to the summer break. This is often delivered by swimming coaches and representatives of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
94% of pupils within the current 2018/2019 year 6 cohort are meeting the national curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Children may be invited to attend the annual swimming gala representing the school.

National Curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
We use school funds for swimming and water safety. We may use sport premium funding to provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum.
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    Queries to Paula Knowles or Julie Murcott at Brockwell Junior School
    Purbeck Avenue
    Chesterfield,S40 4NP

    Tel: 01246 278542
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  • A Warm Welcome

    Dear Parents and Carers,

    Excellent schooling isn’t just about our high professional standards and academic achievement. It’s also about enjoying learning and looking forward to the school day ahead. Children come first at Brockwell. Working together with parents as our partners, we aim to meet the needs of all children. Our success is built on a climate of positive discipline and respect, whereby the well-being of each child is at the heart of everything the school achieves.

    I extend a warm welcome and invite you to visit us. Come and experience the caring, fantastic atmosphere in our school and see that smiles, warmth and a love of learning are the norm and not the exception.

    I hope the information in our brochure and on our website is useful. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions.

    Best wishes,

    Catherine Holmes